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Public consultation on one-way system changes

April 11, 2012 by


Some more news on the one-way system changes, taken from The Press website today: Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker is promising extensive public consultation before any move to change the city’s one-way system. A proposal in the draft central-city recovery plan to spend up to $91 million to revert Christchurch’s one-way streets to two-way traffic has […]

Google traffic

April 10, 2012 by


Something interesting to look at (which I noticed on the Auckland Transport Blog). Google have introduced traffic data for New Zealand cities, layered over the top of their maps. Below is a view of the greater Christchurch area, with the key explaining what means what. Seems to be flowing okay in the early afternoon. If […]

More on one-way system changes

March 30, 2012 by


Just a bit more news on the one-way system story from the other day. It looks like the bylaw proposal could be considered by councillors as soon as May. Interestingly, the proposed bylaw would amend the Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2008, which would enable the city council to specify, amend or revoke, by resolution rather than […]

Progress on western corridor

March 28, 2012 by


Another stage of the western corridor “motorway” development gets underway this week. This will be the section between Carmen and Marshes Rd along State Highway 1, and will result in a four lane median divided arterial road. Some of the features include: Widening Masham and Carmen Roads to become a 4-laned road with a raised median between […]

Changes to one-way system cause controversy

March 28, 2012 by


Well, they don’t hang about for long on that draft City Plan. A positive sign that, as the Christchurch City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency look to implement a plan to turn the one-way system in the CBD to two-way next year. Montreal, Durham, Madras and Barbadoes streets (running north-south), and Salisbury, Kilmore, Lichfield and […]

Christchurch Southern Motorway

March 20, 2012 by


I had a bit of a poke around some of the works going on in relation to the Christchurch Southern Motorway this weekend, although I wasn’t able to get around all the sites I would have liked to. Driving along the motorway, the formation where the two additional lanes that will eventually carry southbound traffic, […]

Congestion highlights need for new direction

February 27, 2012 by


The Press reports today that traffic congestion in western Christchurch is on the rise. Congestion peaked in the months following the 2011 February earthquake, but had begun to ease by mid-year. However, congestion is creeping back up again, with Christchurch City Council road corridor operations manager Paul Burden calling it a “new normal” as new […]